February 12, 2021
A new Litter survey finds 33% of employers plan to provide employees paid time off to get vaccinated and 11% plan to provide cash awards, with some companies announcing cash awards as high as $500.
The recent Littler survey found:
Of those employers considering a cash incentive, another survey conducted in late January found 24% plan to offer $100 to $500 and 22% plan to offer less than $100. However, it is unclear if large incentives will be allowed by the EEOC. See a previous story regarding HR Policy's request for federal guidance on vaccine incentives.
Takeaway: A significant number of employers are still considering what their vaccine strategy will be, but according to Litter, employers are not hinging their return-to-work plans on vaccination. Most are extending remote work at least into the summer (49%) or allowing employees to work on-site on a voluntary basis (37%).